Graduation & Commencement Information

Congratulations as you prepare for graduation. Your hard work, determination, and perseverance are evident as you stand on the threshold of this major accomplishment.

How to Apply for Graduation

A formal graduation exercise is held annually at the end of the spring semester at Navarro College. This exercise is for those students who are completing requirements during the spring semester, who have completed requirements during the preceding summer or fall semesters, who are completing the final six (6) semester credit hours or less required for graduation during the following summer term. To participate in the graduation exercise, the student must submit an application for graduation to the Registrar’s Office no later than the date published in the calendar.


Students may graduate under the catalog and programs in effect at the time of their initial enrollment as long as they have had continuous enrollment. Missing one long semester (fall or spring) constitutes a break in enrollment and students will be required to adhere to the catalog and programs in effect at the time of their re-enrollment. Students also have the choice of graduating under the catalog and programs in effect at the time of graduation. Students must choose one or the other and may not combine rules or programs from two or more catalogs.

Application Deadline

Graduation Application for Fall Candidates

The deadline to apply for graduation is Friday, November 2, 2018.

Please note: There is no walk ceremony in December. Fall candidates will receive their diplomas after the end of the fall semester and have the option to walk in the graduation ceremony in May.


Graduation Application for Spring Candidates

The deadline to apply for graduation is Thursday, March 21, 2019.


Receiving Your Diploma 

Diplomas will be mailed to the address listed on your application for graduation approximately 3 – 6 weeks following the graduation ceremony. If you are completing hours for your degree during the summer sessions, your diploma will be mailed approximately 3 weeks after all summer grades have been officially posted.

Commencement Ceremonies 

The commencement ceremonies will be held on the following dates & locations listed below. Please be advised your selected location for graduation is final.


Friday, May 10, 2019

Event held at the Wolens Special Events Center (SEC) located on the Corsicana Campus, 3200 W 7th Ave, Corsicana, Texas.

We are expecting a full house during both Corsicana ceremonies. In case of overflow, additional seating for guests will be available in the Cook Education Center and a live broadcast of Commencement will be aired.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Event held in Ellis County at the Midlothian High School Indoor Arena, 923 S. 9th St. in Midlothian, Texas.

Graduates: When to Arrive for Lineup

Corsicana Graduation Ceremony participants

***LINE-UP LOCATION CHANGE*** To line up for the Commencement, please report to GOOCH ONE STOP promptly at your designated time Friday, May 10, 2019.


– Time: 8:30 a.m. for all AA, AS, and AAT Degrees


– Time: 12:00 p.m. (noon) for all AAS and Certificates

Ellis County Graduation Ceremony participants

Please plan to report to the Midlothian HS Arena on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Reporting times are by last names.


– Time: 8:30 a.m. for students with last names A-K


– Time: 12:00 p.m. (noon) for students with last names L-Z

Graduates: How to Dress

Please arrive in cap and gown. There will be no rehearsal, so your prompt arrival is absolutely essential. The commencement ceremony is a special occasion, remembered for years to come. With this in mind, please dress accordingly. Caps may not be decorated for the ceremony.

Graduates: When to Pick Up Cap & Gown

Your cap and gown may be picked up in the bookstore beginning Monday, April 8, 2019.


All participants that have selected Corsicana as your graduation location, may pick up your cap and gown in the Corsicana or Mexia bookstore.


If you have selected Ellis County, please see the bookstore on the Waxahachie or Midlothian Campuses.


There is no charge for your cap and gown, and you do not need to be measured in advance.


Bookstore personnel will be pleased to assist you in ordering your graduation announcements and scheduling photographs. You must have your cap and gown picked up by Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m..

Commencement Schedule for Guests

Corsicana Campus

at Wolens Special Events Center

Address: 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110


Additional seating will be available in the Cook Education Center & a live broadcast of Commencement will be aired.

Address: 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110


Friday, May 10, 2019


Ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m. for all Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees

Ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. for all Associate in Applied Science Degrees and Certificates

Ellis County Campuses

at Midlothian High School Indoor Arena

Address: 923 S. 9th St. Midlothian, TX


Saturday, May 11, 2019


Ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m. for students whose last name start with A-K

Ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. for students whose last name start with L-Z


Concessions will be available for each ceremony which will include beverages and snacks from Starbucks and Collin Street Bakery.

Video Stream

Watch the Commencement Ceremony Live at